Rob Hastings is Assistant News Editor at The Independent. He has served on the news desk since 2010. While working as a freelance reporter and feature writer he was also published by The Guardian, The Times and the Financial Times.
01 January 2013 07:39 PM
Morgan Gliedman lives in Manhattan's fashionable Greenwich Village and is nine-months pregnant with a child by her Harvard-educated partner. Few would have thought the 27-year-old daughter of a respected doctor could be an aspiring terrorist.
01 January 2013 06:39 PM
The technologies and methods used by the authorities to monitor us has never been more advanced, as Rob Hastings found out
31 December 2012 05:33 PM
Elderly residents were evacuated from their homes in a village in Northern Ireland today after a viable pipe bomb was found near a police station.
30 December 2012 06:49 PM
Noel Gallagher claimed she wouldn’t last and said he felt sorry for her.
19 December 2012 02:31 AM
Rupert Murdoch and his wife, Wendy Deng, walked past rows of mourners at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne for the funeral of the media mogul’s late mother, Dame Elisabeth, yesterday.
17 December 2012 08:12 AM
An officer has been arrested for allegedly leaking the police log describing the "plebgate" affair which led to the resignation of the Government's chief whip, Andrew Mitchell.
11 December 2012 11:55 PM
The Government's new job search website – already hit by claims it leaves users vulnerable to hackers – has seen thousands of fake roles and links to pornographic websites posted online.
10 December 2012 12:00 AM
Fear and suspicion about genetically modified food amongst the public is "complete nonsense" and the result of "humbugs" with misplaced preconceptions, the Environment Secretary has claimed.
06 December 2012 11:00 PM
The Duchess of Cambridge left hospital today saying she felt "much better" after suffering from severe morning sickness. Managing a brief smile as she was greeted by press photographers, who had been waiting outside the King Edward hospital in central London following the news on Monday that she was pregnant, the Duchess was driven to Kensington Palace.
05 December 2012 07:29 PM
Michael Gove has been urged to rethink his plan to replace GCSEs with the English baccalaureate amid concerns that his aims for the new qualification may not be “realistically achievable”.
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